Viable spermatozoa in the bladder after electroejaculation of lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus)

N. E. Schaffer, M. Cranfield, A. T. Fazleabas, R. S. Jeyendran

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The bladder of 6 lion-tailed macaques was emptied and flushed with sterile saline. TALP-Hepes buffer was infused and the animals were electroejaculated. After electroejaculation, the semen quality was determined in the ejaculate and the bladder infusate. Of the 15 ejaculates analysed, a mean (± s.e.m.) sperm count of 133.8 (±30.7) x 106 with 69.5 (±6.0)% motility was obtained in the infusate as compared to the sperm count of 72.4 (±38.6) x 106 with significantly lower (47.7 ± 5.8%) motility in the ejaculate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)767-770
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproduction and Fertility
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Embryology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Developmental Biology

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